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...amily, and her opposition to himself. Antigone does not act with hostility to Creon. Antigone's motives for her actions are love and obedience. Antigone loves her family, so she refuses the idea to not help them. Antigone obeys the divine laws of the gods in Thebes because she has respect for the dead. Antigone's love and obedience create an opposition to Creon's beliefs. Antigone suffers to prevent suffering. Antigone's actions could not escape the looming cloud of death Creon creates. Antigone's actions are an example for society. Her example stresses the importance of doing the right thing regardless of the harm a person might experience. Love is a power without constraints. Love should compel us to do the right thing always. Accomplishing the right thing no matter the circumstances is a concept prevailing in society yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
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